Season: 3

Original Airdate: October 28, 1996

Writer(s): J. Michael Straczynski

Director(s): Adam Nimoy

Guest Stars
Melissa Gilbert As Anna Sheridan
Ed Wasser As Mr. Morden
lRon Campbell As Messenger Recurring

Synopsis: John Sheridan agrees to accompany Anna to Z’Ha’Dum. John and Delenn fight because Delenn and Kosh kept the knowledge of Anna from him. G’Kar and Ivanova examine a shipment of thermonuclear devices courtesy of the Gaim. Londo receives word that he is receiving a promotion to the Royal Court. After the Sheridans leave, a fleet of Shadow ships appear outside Babylon 5. Garibaldi and his Fury are missing after the fleet mysteriously disappears. Anna, Morden, and Shadow agent Justin explain to John the history behind the Shadows and Vorlons. John jumps into a pit beneath the Shadow city as the White Star nosedives into the city and detonates a nuclear device.

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Anna Sheridan: All you have to do is come with me.
Sheridan: Where?
Anna Sheridan: Where else? To Z’ha’dum.


Sheridan: This is about more than what I want. So I’m going, even though I know it is almost certainly a trap.


Kosh: Jump! Jump now!


Sheridan: Who are you?!
Justin: Who decides that the work day is from nine to five, instead of eleven to four? Who decides that the hem lines will be below the knee this year and short again next year? Who draws up the borders, controls the currency, handles all of the decisions that happen transparently around us?
Sheridan: I don’t know.
Justin: Awgh, I am with them. Same group, different department. Think of me as a sort of middle man. And the name is Justin.


Sheridan: Finally, I heard what you said when I left. I want you to know … I love you Delenn. Good bye.


Sheridan: Next stop, Z’ha’dum


Delenn: Minbari also have a phrase, what is past is also sometimes your future.


G’kar: It was the end of the Earth year, 2260, and the war had paused, suddenly and unexpectedly. All around us, it was as if the universe were holding it’s breath … Waiting. All of life can be broken down into moments of transition or moments of revelation. This had the feeling of both.


G’kar: G’Quon wrote, there is a greater darkness then the one we fight. It is the darkness of the soul that has lost it’s way. The war we fight is not against powers and principalities. It is against chaos and despair! Greater than the death of flesh is the death of hope. The death of dreams. Against this peril we can never surrender. The future is all around us, waiting in moments of transition to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of that future or where it will take us. We know only that it is always born in pain.


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